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Art History class ‘Online’

Inquiry Question

“How can we make learning Art History easier, enjoyable, relevant and interactive? And how do we instil a sense of ownership over the learning process for students who often prefer learning via visual means?”

“’In Visual Arts Stage 6 students develop skills in the use of both contemporary and traditional technology in … art criticism and art history.” – Visual Arts Stage 6 Syllabus (BOS, 2010)

We wish to develop a hypothetical class project suited for stage 6 visual arts theory called the ‘Digital Art History Timeline’. This will take the format of an online learning area which students will be able to contribute to. Continue reading Art History class ‘Online’

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Art History Timeline

As part of a class project we wish to explore the benefits of creating a digital Art History Timeline, that students could potentially contribute to in class.

I was initially inspired by the thought of creating a collaborative Art History timeline at the beginning of the year during a visit to my Prac School. Several years ago while I was studying my Fine Art Degree I used to have pinned up on my wall at home the TATE Artist Timeline and found it incredibly useful when working on Art History assignments. As a visual thinker I found it useful when trying to place artists and movements in relationship to each other, I also found it valuable when relating these periods to very specific periods in history. Continue reading Art History Timeline